metaphorical realism
June 6, 2010 3:31 PM   Subscribe

Surreal and spectacular paintings of Vladimir Kush.

His bio and on Wikipedia.
posted by nickyskye (16 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I like these a lot; they're beautiful and clever. Thanks for the post!
posted by Houyhnhnm at 3:59 PM on June 6, 2010 [1 favorite]

Thank you. Fun.

There is a difference between surrealism and fantasy, though. (Or between surrealism and neo-surrealism, or between surrealism and pop surrealism.) Sorry, I get picky about the term: I'm a relic of the last century.
posted by kozad at 4:01 PM on June 6, 2010

I also like Kush's stuff. Much of the metaphor is very accessible and easy to decipher, which is to its credit.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:02 PM on June 6, 2010

Or magical realism. Or "metaphorical realism!" (I just noticed the title. Nice term for his paintings. There is a little visual punning/metaphorical imagery going on.)
posted by kozad at 4:05 PM on June 6, 2010

post-daliross pretty much sums it up
posted by ouke at 4:12 PM on June 6, 2010

Beautiful. Thank you!
posted by Scattercat at 4:21 PM on June 6, 2010

His work reminds me of Jacek Yerka's.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 4:38 PM on June 6, 2010 [1 favorite]

I like a lot!
posted by digdan at 4:39 PM on June 6, 2010

Huh. So this is what you get when Salvador Dali and Thomas Kinkade have a child.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 5:37 PM on June 6, 2010 [3 favorites]

posted by wreckingball at 5:58 PM on June 6, 2010

I really like these, so long as I don't pay attention to the titles. I worry I'm doing it wrong.
posted by meese at 6:10 PM on June 6, 2010

Wow, these are great. Too bad they cost so freakin' much!
posted by limeonaire at 6:12 PM on June 6, 2010

What, wreckingball? It would be nice to hear the report of the rabbit by the bear’s liar. And our spiders have weaved the membrane web and cast it to the Universal Spider. Internet is working, is the way I see it!
posted by Powerful Religious Baby at 6:45 PM on June 6, 2010

These are very interesting. Thanks for posting them!
posted by immlass at 6:53 PM on June 6, 2010

Seems like we were just talking about this sort of thing.
posted by wobh at 7:45 PM on June 6, 2010

And he's a pretty nice guy too. I met him in Hawaii (on Maui, I forget the name of the town where his gallery was) and had a glass of wine and a chat. Ended up getting his book, signed and all, for free because we were both a bit too intoxicated for me to remember to pay him. "Oops".
posted by sacrifix at 3:42 PM on June 8, 2010

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